Request an Appointment at Mayo Clinic. When a woman has vaginal sex for the first time, it can be a little painful. So, how can you reduce the amount of pain you feel? Take some time and evaluate your own expectations. Ask a GP or healthcare professional at a sexual health or genitourinary medicine GUM clinic about a referral. Further information Why does sex hurt?
Approach to the woman with sexual pain.
Is sex painful the first time?
Take it slow To help ease into things, make sure you indicate to your partner that you want to take it slow. The medical term for painful intercourse is dyspareunia dis-puh-ROO-nee-uhdefined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. Often times, the pressure associated with sexual performance makes the experience more disappointing than it has to be. Knowing your partner is turned on will inadvertently turn you on more, too. You might start avoiding sexual intercourse if you associate it with the pain. Emotional factors might be associated with many types of painful intercourse. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.